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Routes in Supremacy Rock

Cold War S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Northeast Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Northwest Arete T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Overhanging Arete T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Play Time TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Quartzite Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Right Wall T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Route 0 TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Simple Simon Slab TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Slabbery T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Supremacy Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Supremacy Girdle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Supremacy Slab T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Time Out TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Web, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
West Face [Supremacy Rock] T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Zig-zagging Jews T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Description [Suggest Change]

Details: Supremacy Rock is unique in Eldorado Canyon due to its composition. While some Die-hard Eldo climbers might find the smooth quartzite enervating, some will love the change of pace. The rock is solid, but the little fissures on the North side are flaring and discontinuous. Th smooth North Face of the Rock has a few slabby routes that are like polished glass in sections. The rock is solid, but the little fissures on that side are flaring and discontinuous. The aretes on any given corner are also unique in character, graded from 5.6 to 5.10. On the South Side, the rock leans back dramatically and has yielded the fabulous Supremacy Crack. This climb is one of the shortest "classics" in the country and was a visionary route at the time of the First Free ascent. Since that time, a few 5.12 to 5.13 sport routes have been added on the nearby overhanging face. This rock is close to the road and is frequently visited by troops of campers and scouts lined up for the easy "Simp! le Simon Slab", but almost any other route is generally available. The approach is 50-200 feet from the parking lot.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Coming into Eldo, drive back toward the ranger station Just before crossing a bridge, there is a sharp left turn to a low parking lot. Supremacy rock is the feature noted just to the left while turning into the lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Supremacy Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 10
Quartzite Ridge
Trad
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 5
Play Time
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 14
Supremacy Slab
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 49
Supremacy Crack
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 29
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Quartzite Ridge
 10
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad
Play Time
 5
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c TR
Supremacy Slab
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Supremacy Crack
 49
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Web
 29
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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